Ban On Baiting & Feeding Lower Peninsula Michigan Deer
If you like throwing out a corn pile so you can see the deer...it is not longer legal in Michigan's Lower Peninsula to do so.
According to WOOD, Lansing legislators are doing what they can to try and prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease in the states deer population.
Make sure and check the new rules that are in place regarding deer for the 2019 hunting season in the Michigan Natural Resources hand book or website.
Although hunters can still bait deer and families can still feed deer in the Upper Peninsula there are a couple areas in the UP that are off limits and that is portions of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties where some infected deer were found last year.
There is also a new rule on using scents to attract deer. You can only use deer scents where the deer cannot touch or eat them and that is gonna make it tough for you hunters who like to make mock scrapes and use drip bags.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in 120 free ranging deer in 9 counties in the state of Michigan.